Nunez students collect throws for the troopsFeb 10th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: Community
Beads for Soldier – The Nunez Community College Student Government Association and office of Veterans Affairs led a drive on campus recently to collect Mardi Gras beads and trinkets to send to the troops. More than a dozen boxes were filled with Mardi Gras spirit and shipped to armed forces overseas from Barksdale Air Force Base, Belle Chasse Air Station, Fort Polk Joint Readiness Training Center, Louisiana Air and Army National Guard, and New Orleans Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. Pictured as they packaged the beads for shipping are (left to right) Nunez counselor and SGA sponsor Tommie Powell III, Nunez Veterans Affairs coordinator Bonnie Stephany, SGA senators Ashley Howard, James Melancon, Amanda Melancon, and Nunez records coordinator Irma Beltram. Nunez students, faculty and staff members donated the beads while SGA paid shipping charges.